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November 1934


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1934;30(5):751-753. doi:10.1001/archderm.1934.01460170143019

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum. Presented by Dr. Joseph J. Eller.  This Jewish boy, aged 4 1/2 years, has the following history: At the age of 6 weeks he was exposed to the sun for one hour. Following this his mother noticed a gradually increasing pigmentation and freckling involving the skin of the face, neck, hands and legs. The pigmentation progressed, and during its course keratoses developed and then ulcerations. Squamous and basal cell epitheliomas have been removed from the patient's face at various times. The boy has been kept out of the sun, but the condition has continued to progress.He now presents numerous keratoses, ulcerations and fungoid epitheliomas involving the face and marked infiltration of various portions of the face, especially the upper lip.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Ludwig Oulmann: This is certainly a sad case. I do not think that much can be done.Dr. Max Scheer: Has roentgen therapy been employed?

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